2015 Graduate Corie Spankowski Honored as a GlobeSt Woman of Influence and Woman to Watch

GlobeSt, a premier online destination for commercial real estate content, recently published its annual Women of Influence list. The list featured 200 women from across the U.S. making their mark on the commercial real estate world. University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Corie Spankowski was honored in the corporate communications category.

Michael Best Elects Nicholas Herdrich to Partnership

Michael Best is pleased to announce six attorneys have been promoted to the firm’s partnership, including Nicholas J. Herdrich.

Zausch/Lofton Wedding: Nicholas William Zausch and Mikayla Claire Zausch

Nicholas W. Zausch, Class of 2015, and Mikayla C. Lofton, Class of 2015, celebrated their marriage on February 8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI. They live in Chicago, IL where Nicholas is a probate attorney and Mikayla is an advancement director.

Eric Obscherning (’15) promoted to Senior Consultant at C&M International in Washington, D.C.

Eric Obscherning was promoted to Senior Consultant at Crowell & Moring International, a global policy and government affairs consulting firm and an affiliate of Crowell & Moring LLP, effective January 1, 2020.

Anne Karabon, PhD’15, receives the 2019 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award from NAECTE

Anne Karabon PhD’15 was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award by the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.

Luis Valdez-Jimenez wins Hartford Business Journal Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award

Luis A. Valdez-Jimenez, J.D. ’15, M.B.A ’15, was awarded the prestigious “Corporate Volunteer of the Year” award issued by the Hartford Business Journal.

Saili S. Kulkarni selected to give talk, “Understanding Intersections of Disability and Race: PK-12 Education, Justice Studies and Higher Education”

Dr. Saili S. Kulkarni, UW-Madison (RPSE) Special Education Master’s and Ph.D. alum (2015), now an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University was recently selected to give a university-wide talk for the San Jose State University Scholar Series.

Alumna Rachel Thorson Awarded Teaching Fellowship

University of Wisconsin graduate—Rachel Thorson—was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2019 Cohort of Teaching Fellows.

Sarkis ’15 and Sara ’15 Zenobian

Married June 8th, 2019 in Madison.

Neil Scharnick tenured, promoted: Dr Neil Scharnick

Neil Kristian Scharnick (PhD’15) has been granted tenure as a member of the Theatre faculty at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. He has also been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.